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14 September 2021
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14 September 2021
As Communication Workers Union we invite you to cover ITV Foundation (ITV Networks) in a picket to fight against maladministration, non-payments of workers salaries, corrupt management of the TV station and bring back the original content of the Islamic community.
Date - 15 September 2021
Time - 12:00
Issued by the office of the Gauteng office Communication Workers Union
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Cde Frans Ledwaba 082 710 5699
13 September 2021
The Mpumalanga Department of Employment and Labour through its entities led by Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) will be embarking on a two-day campaign of "Taking services to the people of Secunda."
The following services will be rendered:
COID-related enquiries, Covid19 TERS enquiries, new UIF applications, claims assessment, processing of payments, resolution of UIF enquiries, work-seeker registration and inspection services
According to Ms Margaret Mazibuko, Mpumalanga Chief Director: Provincial Operations (CDPO), the province will be implementing the integrated services of the department in a single campaign in line with the district service delivery campaign.
This requires government departments to work in an integrated manner to deliver service that is responsive, adaptive and brings development to where it is needed most, effectively; efficiently and economically.
This process will ensure that the communities receive all the departments’ services at one place.
Herewith the service delivery campaign dates:
DATE: 16 - 17 SEPTEMBER 2021
Venue: Mall@emba, Secunda
Time: 09:00 – 16:00 (16 September 2021)
09:00 – 14:00 (17 September 2021)
Members of the public that wish to be assisted on the above-mentioned services are encouraged to bring along the following documents:
The service delivery campaign will be managed in compliance with COVID-19 regulations.
Provincial Communications Officer
+27 66 115 5678
Issued by: Department of Employmet and Labour
13 September 2021
Employers in the Sarah Baartman District are now on edge in anticipation of a visit by Employment and Labour inspectors accompanied by Departments of Home Affairs and Health, South African Police Services (SAPS) and the Sundays River Valley Local Municipality who have been in the area since 6th September 2021.
The joint inspections are planned for 06 – 17 September 2021. The first week saw a total of 166 inspections being conducted with seventy-nine (79) in the farm sector, thirty-three (33) in wholesale and retail sector, sixteen (16) in the hospitality sector and thirty-eight (38) in miscellaneous.
The inspections were conducted in the Addo and Kirkwood areas to ensure that employers in these sectors comply with legislation while employees get the protection of the law and being vaccinated at the place of work.
Five (05) compliance orders and one (01) written undertaking were served to non - compliant employers due to underpayment of their employees. A sum of R109 786.77 for underpayment of salaries of employees was recovered from employers who were not paying according to the prescribed rates.
The Acting Provincial Chief Inspector; Ms Patiswa Mbongwana, who is also coordinating this joint operation said that it is their collective objective to protect the vulnerable workers whilst assisting employers to comply with the law.
Department of Health also used the opportunity to conduct a COVID-19 education drive and vaccinated 158 workers in Sitrusoewer, Summerville and some of Farm Packhouses in Addo and Kirkwood.
The 71 alleged illegal immigrants who are Lesotho, Malawi and Zimbabwe nationals were detained and they appeared before court on Wednesday, 08th September 2021. All the females (03) who were detained got released because of their small children but warned to appear before court. Out of the 68 males, 2 were juveniles and 2 produced valid visas which left a total of 64 illegal immigrants detained pending deportation. One farmer paid an admission of guilt amounting to R5000 at Addo Police Station.
Ms Nomfundo Douw-Jack who is the Head of the Department is encouraged by the high rate of compliance with labour legislation which stood at 96% in week 1 of the joint operation, however the continued scourge of employment of illegal immigrants remains a concern which does not only impact negatively on law enforcers but the unemployment rate. "Employees are encouraged to attend the information session as it will help them to understand their rights and responsibilities and be able to report employers who may be non-compliant", she said.
The operation continues this week and will end with an advocacy session meant to empower employees about Basic Conditions of Employment Act, National Minimum Wage Act, Unemployment Insurance Act, Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, Immigration Act as well as information about Covid-19 and vaccination.
The advocacy sessions will be held on Thursday, 16th September 2021 at Nomathamsanqa Hall in Addo and Mabhida Hall in Kirkwood both at 17h00 in the afternoon.
For more information, please contact:
Provincial Communication Officer
082 308 6306
"Please continue adhering to the lockdown regulations. Wash or sanitise your hands regularly and wear your mask at all times."
Issued by: Department of Employment and Labour
Thabo Mokoena, COSATU Mpumalanga Provincial Secretary, 14 September 2021
The Congress of South African Trade Unions in Mpumalanga pledges its full support to members its affiliated union SACTWU employed by SAKPRO MANUFACTURING in white River in Nelspruit who have embarked on strike action.
The dispute aroused as a result of the collapse of the process of negotiation between the employer and employers for wage negotiations.
The areas of disagreement are as follows: -
The workers have vowed not to backdown till their demands are met.
Issued by: COSATU Mpumalanga
IndustriALL celebrates 9 years and invites all affiliates to visit and register themselves for the 3rd statutory Congress of IndustriALL Global Union. The time for registrations is limited and expires on 18 August 2021.
The IndustriALL Congress, “United for a Just Future”, will take place on 14-15 September 2021. To facilitate the work of the Congress, IndustriALL has built a dedicated Congress website https://congress2021.industriall-union.org/. Congress participants are invited to visit and register themselves as soon as possible. The final registration deadline expires on 18 August 2021!
Also, on the website is a list of Congress documents, including the Secretariat report, draft agenda and the programme of the Congress.
Norman Mampane (Shopsteward Editor)
Congress of South African Trade Unions
110 Jorissen Cnr Simmonds Street, Braamfontein, 2017
P.O.Box 1019, Johannesburg, 2000, South Africa
Tel: +27 11 339-4911 Direct line: 010 219-1348